Director: William Asher Run Time: 96 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1982
Starring: Bo Svenson, Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell
This December, THE DEUCE Film Series is issuing you a NIGHT WARNING… aka: BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER – William Asher’s elusive release from 1982! The Jockeys take you through the aisles of Times Square’s ‘video nasty’ stores… with honorary Deuce Ding-a-ling DINO – aka *Dom Casual* – selling VHS, vinyl, CEDs, laserdiscs, and more retro media before and after the screening! Bring your cash!! Stuff your stocking with THE DEUCE!!
Plus: Prizes and surprises, Bronx Brewery Pale Ale at the after-party, and music by Maestro Jeff! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!
Deemed early on by the Brits as one of the original “Video Nasties” – this steamy stocking-stuffer from the Beach-Blanket Baron, William Asher, is jam-packed with more blood, bullies, and gay-baiting than all his Avalon/Funicellos put together!! Nominated Best Horror Film of 1982 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror…”A Haunting Rhyme for Bedtime”…
High-school basketball star and inveterate innocent, Jimmy McNichol deals with horrible homophobic hatred of homicide sleuth Bo Svenson and the torments of freaked-out phobic “parenting” on the home-front, as aunt/”mother” Susan Tyrell’s temptations take a twisted turn for the worse… Murder, mania, mayhem and (s)Motherly love… and basketball!! The pestering pressure to go “all the way”… it’s more than a teenager can take!! All you Deuce denizens – perverts and sluts – get your proverbial “pecker” out – cuz it’s “shirts off” time!